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St. Josaphat Roman Catholic Church


2311 N. Southport Ave.


Lincoln Park


Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


William Brinkmann, 1902


This shining example of a "Polish Cathedral"-style church occupies a prominent place on the streetscape of Lincoln Park's Southport Corridor. The St. Josaphat Roman Catholic congregation dates to 1883, when ground was broken for the first church-school-convent structure. The much larger present-day church was erected in 1902, designed by William Brinkmann, a specialist in church architecture who exhibited at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. He masterfully incorporated Romanesque influences, evident in the massive twin bell towers. In 2000, the parish completed a major interior renovation, devising a more open and welcoming sanctuary and adding a new altar and baptismal font.

Visitor Experience

Visit this great example of the "Polish Cathedral" church style in Lincoln Park and see breathtaking Romanesque details. Guests are asked to limit their visit to the reception area at the back of the church during Masses on Sunday, from 10am-11am and Noon-1pm.